On Tuesday, October 31, HLGU Criminal Justice students volunteered to assist the Hannibal Police Department with their 37th annual Children’s Halloween Party at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. The students assisted by directing several of the various booths at the party including a ring-toss, a Halloween-themed maze, bowling, and a “ghost-tossing” attraction.
The HLGU students enjoyed serving at this free event which provides a safe and fun environment for children and families to enjoy themselves.
Cpl. Jonathan Borgmeyer of the Hannibal Police Department stressed the importance of HLGU students’ involvement by telling the students that the program could not have gone on as well without their participation.
HLGU Criminal Justice Professor Bruce Capp commented, “I am always happy when our students willingly provide community service and are involved with the citizens of Northeast Missouri. However, I have never been prouder to see future criminal justice professionals interact with these children.”
HLGU students participating included Rory Clay, Jonathan Kingery, Gavin McDaniel, Daniel Brody, Dottie Turner, Andrew Douglas, Chase Hawes, Nathan Vincenzi, and Kamey Fiedler.